Helen Vuong

Helen Vuong

2016 IRACDA Cohort


K99 award for National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Poster award @2018 IRACDA conference

I received my B.S. in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2009 and PhD from UCLA in 2015. I am a recipient of the Jules Stein Eye NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship and the Jules Stein Eye Institute Research Excellence Award. Currently, I am studying the influence of the maternal microbiome on neurotransmitter biosynthesis and fetal neurodevelopment. In my free time, I enjoy hiking in national parks and cooking.

My interest is in an academic career focused on teaching neuroscience to undergraduates in addition to innovative research.